Upcoming closure of the A737
A section of the A737 between Manrahead Roundabout and Highfield Roundabout will be closed to all road users from 06:00 hours on Saturday 2 November for five days.
The closure has been planned to allow the contractors on the two A737 major improvement projects – the Den Realignment and Dalry Bypass - to carry out works using the same road closure to minimise disruption to road users.
During the closure the contractor on the A737 Dalry Bypass, Farrans Roadbridge Joint Venture, will undertake some snagging work, which is not uncommon on newly constructed major road infrastructure projects.
At the same time, Interserve, the contractor on the Den Realignment project will use the closure to safely undertake road surfacing work on the connections between the new and existing A737.
A Transport Scotland spokesman said:
“Transport Scotland has liaised with both contractors to co-ordinate the work so that it is carried out at the same time under one closure to minimise inconvenience to road users. It is anticipated that this will cause a delay to road users, so we ask that you plan ahead and allow more time for your journey.
“We would like to apologise for any delay caused and thank the public for their patience and continued co-operation during these works.”
The closure will be in place from 06:00 on Saturday 2 November until midnight on Wednesday 6 November. Local access only will be provided during this time and a signed diversion route will be in place.
On completion the A737 Den Realignment will remove the current substandard bends on the existing A737, introducing safety benefits and help improve traffic flow. The completion of the project is expected in Spring 2020.
The A737 Dalry Bypass opened to road users in May 2019.